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Jim Vincent began farming in Sussex County, Delaware with just a single-row cultivator and two mules. Today Jim’s grandsons, Ray and Clay, operate Vincent Farms in the same area as their grandfather, but in many different ways. Besides producing an array of fruits and vegetables in different locations to maximize their “growing season”, Ray and […]

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Crop insurance agents at area lender MidAtlantic Farm Credit want to remind producers that important fall sales closing dates are approaching for purchasing crop insurance. Wheat and barley sales close on September 30 and grape, apple, and peach sales close on November 20. Raising food and crops can be a very risky business, as drought, […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Making the decision to begin a garden or a CSA is a big step in living a more sustainable life or generating income from farming your land. However, all crops are not created equal in terms of hardiness and required care levels. Some plants thrive being left alone after […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit, a members-owned cooperative and an institution of the national Farm Credit system, recently reported their second quarter financial results for 2014. Net income for the quarter was $12.0 million, comparable to the $12.1 million for the same quarter of 2013. For the first six months of 2014, net income increased 2 percent […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit Those that get into farming know the long labor hours they’ll be putting into field work, managing finances, and the many other tasks that come with the responsibility of producing food and other products. How can you tell if your farms’ profitability is enough to support paying a wage […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit announced the hiring of Emily Spence as a crop insurance agent based out of the association’s Denton, Maryland office. Spence will report directly to Kathi Levan, MidAtlantic Farm Credit’s crop insurance manager. In her new position, she will work with customers to provide solutions for areas of risk in their operation and […]

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By: Meaghan Malinowski, MidAtlantic Farm Credit As we’ve already mentioned how awesome CSAs are in our previous post, “What is a CSA?” , now we need to fill you in on some of the risks of investing in a CSA as well. Anyone familiar with farming knows that it’s not an easy job by any […]

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Since the 2014 Farm Bill was signed into law in early February, the United States Department of Agriculture has been working to implement the many programs and policies that touch nearly every American in one way or another.  Though there is still much work to be done, in the article linked below, Secretary of Agriculture […]

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By: Jenny Kreisher, MidAtlantic Farm Credit It’s been just about a year since I started at Farm Credit (wow- that went fast). As a new employee, I was given the opportunity to participate in the Washington, D.C. Experience this year, held by AgFirst. Interns and employees new to the Farm Credit system are given the […]

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MidAtlantic Farm Credit recently announced the hiring of Andrew Stutzman as a loan officer trainee. He will be based out of the company’s Lancaster, Pennsylvania office and will report directly to Bill Kitsch, sales manager for MidAtlantic Farm Credit. “We are excited to bring Andrew aboard as a new loan officer trainee,” says Kitsch. “His […]

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